Plagiarism Policy

Public Health and Preventive Medicine Archive (PHPMA) is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity and originality. We require all authors to adhere to ethical practices and avoid plagiarism in their submissions. To support this commitment, PHPMA implements the following plagiarism policy:

1. Author Responsibility:

  • Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work and must avoid any form of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism.
  • Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of verbatim or near-verbatim text from previously published sources without proper citation.

2. Pre-Submission Plagiarism Check:

  • Prior to submitting their manuscripts, authors are strongly encouraged to conduct a thorough plagiarism check using reputable plagiarism detection tools such as Turnitin or similar services.
  • The plagiarism check is a proactive measure to identify and address any potential issues before the formal peer-review process.

3. Submission of Plagiarism Checking Result:

  • Authors are required to submit the plagiarism checking result along with their manuscripts during the submission process.
  • The submitted result should clearly indicate the percentage of original content and highlight any areas of concern.

4. Plagiarism Detection During Review:

  • PHPMA's editorial team also conducts plagiarism checks during the review process using appropriate tools.
  • Manuscripts found to have significant plagiarism concerns may be subject to rejection or requests for revision.

5. Consequences of Plagiarism:

  • If plagiarism is detected after publication, the article may be retracted, and appropriate actions will be taken in accordance with established guidelines.

6. Citation and Attribution:

  • Proper citation and attribution of sources are essential. Authors should accurately cite the work of others and provide proper credit for previously published material.

PHPMA acknowledges that unintentional instances of overlap may occur. Authors are encouraged to address any flagged issues promptly and transparently during the submission and review process.